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Week 12: Women's Basketball Players of the Week

382 days ago
SEC Staff
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Player of the Week: South Carolina's A'ja Wilson

Wilson had a team-high 27 points vs. Arkansas, 16 came in just 15 first-half minutes. Five of her SEC-season-high seven blocks against Arkansas came in first half. She grabbed her 1,000th career rebound in the third quarter against the Razorbacks, becoming just the second player in program history to amass 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. She also became South Carolina's all-time leading scorer in SEC play, surpassing Tiffany Mitchell's record against Arkansas. Wilson showed many ways she impacts a game against Missouri with eight points in first quarter; six rebounds, three blocks in third quarter when Gamecocks took four-point lead; six points, five rebounds in the fourth quarter to deliver victory. She averaged 21.0 points, 14.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 5.5 blocks on the week.

Freshman of the Week: Kentucky's Dorie Harrison

Harrison had a career week for the Wildcats, scoring a career high 15 points with five rebounds in Kentucky's win vs. Alabama before topping that with 16 points and four rebounds in the win at Arkansas. She went 5-for-8 from the field against Alabama, helping Kentucky shoot 64.7 percent from the field as a team, which was the second-best field-goal percentage in a game in program history. Harrison went 11-of-12 from the free-throw line on the week after she entered the week shooting 46.8 percent from the charity stripe. Led Kentucky in scoring against Arkansas for the first time this season, and has scored in double figures three straight games.